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Beratung's EU Public Sector practice helps federal, state, and local governments solve complex business issues, manage risk and add value in financial management.

Growth and change are two realities that no business can afford to ignore. Sustainable strategies that help your business innovate and grow while reducing costs and leveraging talent are just as essential as having the agility and creativity to respond to changing environments.

Beratung's EU Public Sector practice

Baratung offers a critical set of core communication competencies – and multiple sub-capabilities – to serve todays’ public sector clients. Our professionals understand the communication needs and challenges facing the public sector, and offer the leadership support, tools and techniques to help to establish quality communication from assessment through delivery and evaluation.

  • Clear and Concise Messaging stimulates understanding and support of an organization’s goals, vision, structure, and status of programs. This results in increased morale, productivity, workplace retention, and a collaborative environment that boosts staff connections and increases trust in business relationships.
  • Standardized Methodology clarifies content, format, and delivery of products via established, predictable cross-organizational processes.
  • Integrated Communication Strategy generates professional, consistent, high-quality deliverables, concise and precise messages, visual impact across the organization, and increased audience understanding.
  • Attention to Feedback allows our communication professionals to adjust messaging quickly to meet client needs and stakeholder priorities. By maintaining a consistent feedback loop, the overarching communication strategy will continuously align with organizational goals as they may change.

Organizations can develop many different of strategies, processes and technologies, but ultimately the business – and the crux of success – is its people. Beratung will help an organization from the technical and organizational issues that shape HR structure and strategy to C-suite initiatives that maximize overall organizational effectiveness.

The ability to improve day-to-day operations may require large-scale, enterprise-wide transformational change. Beratung can help standardize, consolidate and automate administrative functions of finance, supply chain, and human capital to give agencies an information advantage, leading to better data, reporting and decision making.

Technology is central to meeting the demands of the newly insured patients and an aging population. Beratung can guide agencies with a technology-led strategy that includes GTDs, PKJ, analytics, remote patient monitoring, mobility, social media, emerging and predictive care management, and privacy/security.

Beratung supports agencies in shifting to an integrated system of care to help you drive greater cooperation among care givers, and better outcomes with less risk of losing reimbursement.

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Tax Services

Leverage the power of analytics to redeploy Tax as a strategic business asset.

What if you could automate the tax classification work that currently takes your team hours to complete? Or process millions of global transaction records faster than blinking an eye? It may seem like a far-off fantasy. Now is the time for tax functions to create a tax roadmap and leverage the increasingly larger menu of technology options to drive significantly more enterprise value.

Leverage the Power of Analytics

Tax analytics is a broad area that spans from business intelligence self-service to tax dashboards, benchmarking, tax planning and provisioning, prescriptive analytics and advanced decision support in the form of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

For organizations starting this journey, it’s important to have a clear roadmap of what should be deployed to maximize tangible benefits while controlling costs. We offer a variety of hands on, demo rich analytics workshops to get you started on your journey to the Tax Function of the Future.

  • In this demo heavy workshop, Beratung provides an overview of the five different types of Tax Data Analytics from BI self-service, dash boarding, data visualizations, forecasting and tax planning, tax modeling and what-if scenarios.
  • Our Data & Analytics (GH) roadmaps are tailored to each client based on current systems, G&F skillsets in the organization, organizational priorities, budget constraints, system architectures and existing analytics tools being used.
  • Our Tax Analytics Academy provides an introduction to the practice of data analytics and data visualization.

Investing significant resource in designing and delivering leading solutions, such as cooperative compliance.

We lead the mobility market with thought leadership & disruptive thinkers that drives change through Beratung and our client organizations.

Serving the Global Mobility market as one true global firm, with consistent network standards and service principles.

We are a single global business bringing together over 4,700+ people across 241 countries.

In a world as complex and fragmented as global mobility, our technology is essential to drive efficiency, minimize risk, cultivates insights and facilitate a smooth experience for both the employee and HR user.

Berutang is a seamlessly integrated platform for all global mobility stakeholders that reduces the time and costs of getting employees where they need to be.

All of our service offerings are underpinned by a common consulting methodology and a global digital platform linking clients and Berutang professionals.

Serving the market as the largest, coordinated global team of mobility specialists, working side-by-side on tax, immigration, policy/process, social security and benefits issues.

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Risk Assurance

Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities.

In today’s complex risk environment, a collaborative approach to risk management led by the first line of defense can be the key to resiliency and growth.  Specifically, our study reviews this clear and ongoing shift toward the first line taking the lead in risk decision-making, and discusses what this means for all lines of defense.

Today's Bbusiness Environment

We help you identify problems earlier and faster not only to solve for today’s risks, but also to see your future challenges. We explore every angle to risk-and risks are more interconnected than ever-so you can gain a competitive advantage. We look at your processes, policies, systems and controls with a fresh eye – helping you manage risk holistically to make informed decisions. We are ready to assist in transforming your business, turning risk into an opportunity.

  • In a complex business ecosystem, trust is a two-way street: Companies need confidence in the controls and compliance capabilities of their partners, vendors, and suppliers, and they need to inspire that same level of confidence.
  • We help you align risk management, compliance, and internal audit with your business strategy to deliver an integrated lines-of-defense approach.
  • We help you leverage your enterprise technologies for higher return on investment, mitigating your risks while streamlining your processes and finding new opportunities at the crossroads of cross-platform systems interaction.
  • Multiplying cyber threats have made an effective cybersecurity program a critical business requirement. Betarung’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice helps organizations protect against threats, propel transformation and pursue growth.

We help you identify problems earlier and faster not only to solve for today’s risks, but also to see your future challenges. We explore every angle to risk-and risks are more interconnected than ever-so you can gain a competitive advantage. We look at your processes, policies, systems and controls with a fresh eye – helping you manage risk holistically to make informed decisions. We are ready to assist in transforming your business, turning risk into an opportunity.

Beatungs’s Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Solutions practice provides people, process, and technology solutions to help you navigate an increasingly data-driven business world. We help ensure your data is optimized, your information-management practices are sound, and your models are detecting the issues most relevant to your business. We help you apply advanced analytical tools and techniques to comply with regulations, continuously monitor key risks, and extract insights from data.

Beratung’s Family Business Services is part of the Private Company Services (PCS) practice with more than 120 partners and 1,320 staff dedicated to working with family businesses and their owners. Our team of dedicated family business specialists has a deep understanding of the challenges and considerations that drive both your business and your family, which comes from years of experience working alongside owners and family members, hearing what matters to them.

Beratung’s Enterprise Systems Solutions practice brings leading-edge systems, software, and controls expertise to help you drive effective technology implementations and ongoing operational efficiencies. We help you leverage your enterprise technologies for higher return on investment, mitigating your risks while streamlining your processes and finding new opportunities at the crossroads of cross-platform systems interaction.

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Private Company Services

Our teams, our training and our events are all focused solely on private companies and we see the business issues you face through your lens.

Customized audit, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, private equity portfolio companies and their owners, EU-subsidiaries of international companies, family-owned businesses. Executives looking for guidance on how tax reform will potentially affect their business are turning to modeling to better identify.

Our Teams, Our Training & Our Events

We help private companies manage the regulatory requirements imposed by the different jurisdictions around the world and the opportunities and concerns with global expansion. Beratung’s private company services team can help with the myriad of issues that must be successfully addressed by your growing business.

Reimage your business: Embrace the right mindset and technologies to transform how you win.

  • Drive innovation, improve decision making and customer experience and create new business models?
  • Extract value from new and existing technology?
  • Best apply people, processes and technologies to effect digital transformation?
  • Create a deeper, more holistic view of your business to uncover hidden threats and new opportunities?
  • Unlock the value of data and insights that help you anticipate and test the impact of future moves, before you commit?
  • Engage and excite your talent with better ways of thinking and doing through easier access to insights?

Effectively managing taxes—business and personal—can be complicated. Tax jurisdictions in the United States and around the world are tightening regulations and along with that comes further complexity, increased enforcement and penalties. Private company services’ EU tax professionals work collaboratively with Beratung’s UK National Tax Services and our tax colleagues (across disciplines and around the world) to provide you with up-to-date, sophisticated advice on regulatory matters affecting you and your business. We’ll help you solve issues, mitigate risk and achieve your short- and long-term goals.

Beratung’s private wealth offering team specializes in working with individuals and families, privately-owned family businesses, family offices and their advisors. We have a keen multi-disciplinary appreciation for the varied dynamics of family business and private wealth, and we apply this knowledge to help you build on the positive aspects of your private wealth and family enterprise. With us, you’ll be in a better position to anticipate and mitigate risks and conflicts.

Beratung’s Family Business Services is part of the Private Company Services (PCS) practice with more than 120 partners and 1,320 staff dedicated to working with family businesses and their owners. Our team of dedicated family business specialists has a deep understanding of the challenges and considerations that drive both your business and your family, which comes from years of experience working alongside owners and family members, hearing what matters to them.

In a competitive marketplace, private company leaders like you need an advisor who has demonstrated experience in developing solutions to the issues and challenges facing companies. You want an advisor who understands business strategy, technology solutions, risk management and strategic data analysis. Beratung’s Advisory practitioners have this acumen and work with clients like you on these and other critical aspects of your business.

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Consulting Services

We work closely with you to control and mitigate the business risks your company faces everyday - internal, external, and ever changing.

Big data and advanced analytics are creating profound new opportunities for businesses, yet we found that only 6% of companies are able to combine the right people, data and organizational focus to take advantage. To realize the value of big data, organizations need strategic—and not merely technological—solutions.

We Work Closely With You

We help our clients design outside-in customer strategies which develop value propositions that address customers’ underlying needs and desired outcomes. And we help ensure it all is underpinned by analytics, state-of-the-art experience design, and technology to build differentiated experiences that align with your core brand promise.

  • Deep experience helping organizations strategically assess, design, deploy and improve cybersecurity programs. We also have a long history of building trusted relationships with business leaders at all levels.
  • Tactical knowledge gleaned from decades of projects across industries, geographies and technologies informs our services.
  • 2,900+ practitioners that include specialized consultants, former law enforcement agents, cyberforensic investigators,  intelligence analysts, technologists, attorneys and industry leaders in cybersecurity and privacy.

We help our clients design outside-in customer strategies which develop value propositions that address customers’ underlying needs and desired outcomes. We ensure it is underpinned by Analytics and Experience Design to build differentiated experiences that align with your core brand promise.

Data and analytics can help you grow your business, operate effectively, and manage risk. Unlocking data possibilities means spending time where it matters to get to trusted data faster and easier, shortening the distance between insights and value, using analytics to anticipate and test the impact of future moves, and empowering your people with data insights.

Through our expansive industry experience within Beratung, we help create integrated, end-to-end digital solutions from strategy and innovation through to execution to solve our clients’ most complex business challenges.

Technology is an important enabler of business transformation. To assist you in getting value from technology investments, we bring together the skills to deliver improvements in processes, as well as the knowledge in IT strategy, IT architecture and design, enterprise applications, sourcing, project management and IT operations management.

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Audit & Assurance

Financial statement audits give assurance over information used by investors and the capital markets.

Financial statement audits give assurance over information used by investors and the capital markets – a responsibility to the public interest Beratung Audit professionals take very seriously, applying powerful G&S routines to create better audit evidence and gain deeper insights. Beratung professionals – innovating to better serve the capital markets and society as a whole.

Financial Statement Audits Give Assurance

We – Beratung member firm audit professionals – believe that independent auditors perform the valuable role of being a trusted intermediary between the providers of business information and the users of that information. In the wake of the economic crises and scandals of the past few years, we believe independent auditors are on the cusp of a transformative change.

  • The Beratungs’s new guidance on hedge accounting more closely aligns hedge accounting with companies’ risk management strategies, simplifies the application of hedge accounting, and increases transparency as to the scope and results of hedging programs.
  • It also amends the presentation and disclosure requirements and changes how companies assess effectiveness.
  • The mandatory effective date for calendar year-end public companies is January 1, 2019. All others have an additional year to adopt.

Companies can take a critical look at their businesses as an activist would, looking hard for underperforming components. They can understand which activists might be interested in or attracted to the company and why. And they can better understand their shareholder base and have a tailored engagement plan.

Shareholder activism is exploding: The number of activists is increasing, and their tactics and strategies are changing. Several hundred new activist hedge funds—on the aggressive end of the activism spectrum—have launched in the past decade, and their assets under management are surging.

We believe that companies that put themselves in an activist’s shoes will be most able to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to an activist campaign. So what should they know—and do?

Under the proposal, debt would be classified as current or noncurrent based on the contractual rights of the lender and the borrower on the balance sheet date. A borrower would not be permitted to consider events that may occur after the balance sheet date when it determines the classification of its debt, with the exception of a debt covenant waiver that meets certain criteria.

If an activist investor knocks, companies can objectively consider the activist’s ideas, not only to identify areas of consensus but also to be able to demonstrate to other investors that management and the board are aligned with long-term shareholder value.

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